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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2013

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Windward Islands Bank officially opens new financial center -  Governor Holiday: WIB is synonymous with St. Maarten’s success

Windward Islands Bank officially opens new financial center – Governor Holiday: WIB is synonymous with St. Maarten’s success

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, First lady Marie Louise Holiday and Governor Eugene Holiday are greeted by Assistant Managing Director of WIB Kelvin Bloyden shortly after the ribbon cutting ceremony in the lobby of the main entrance to the buil

Editorial - Posted by on June 27, 2013

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Editorial: Swift justice

Justice as soon as possible. That sounds like a good concept especially for youngsters that have committed a crime. The question is of course what this will look like in practice. It is all fine and dandy to drag youngsters as soon as possible aft

Opinion - Posted by on June 27, 2013

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Opinion: Headaches

If it was not clear yet, it must be clear now: the Netherlands will not meddle in political developments in St. Maarten. It will not dive into questions about the disputed integrity of candidate-ministers and it will also not interfere in any way in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2013

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$5000 Reward for escaped prisoners

St. Maarten – $5000 will be rewarded for the information directly leading to arrests of the three escapees and to the arrest and conviction of those who helped them, acting Attorney General Taco Stein stated in a press release. The public is ask

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2013

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Financial crimes get more attention

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten will have to make additional efforts in the fight against money laundering and financial fraud, the Public Prosecutor’s Office writes in its annual plan for 2014. The Caribbean Financial Actions Task force evaluated St. Ma

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2013

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Minister Plasterk: “Screening is a matter for St. Maarten”

St. Maarten – Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk says that the screening of candidate-ministers “is a matter for country St. Maarten that is regulated in the national ordinance Promotion Integrity of Ministers.” The Netherlands is not i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2013

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Focus 2014 on victim-support and Jasap: St. Maarten’s Prosecutor Office works on system for swift justice

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor’s Office wants to focus in 2014 on supporting crime-victims and on JASAP: Justice As Soon As possible. Departing Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos writes this in the introduction of his office’s annual plan for next

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2013

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PM: Country St. Maarten’s entire financial management needs to be assessed

St. Maarten - Finance Minister Martinus Hassink will be preparing a vision document regarding the budgetary procedures and measures for the Council of Ministers handling next Tuesday. The new minister has already prepared a document outlining the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2013

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PM: Screening new tourism minister may take 2 weeks

St. Maarten - While speculation remains rife in the community that the candidate minister for the Ministry of  Tourism, Economic Affairs, Aviation, Transportation and Telecommunication will be coming from neighboring island, Curacao, Prime Minister

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2013

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Slap on the wrist for filing false complaint

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced a 53-year-old woman yesterday to a 4-week conditional prison sentence and 2 years of probation for filing a false complaint against her alcoholic and abusive husband on August 7 of last year. The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2013

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St. Maarten attends ILO regional labor meeting

St. Maarten - Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Guy Ryder will address the 8th meeting of Caribbean Labor Ministers in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad next week; first vice president of the Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Union

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2013

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Stat: 1.5 percent real growth in economy

St. Maarten – The Department of Statistics (Stat) issued its preliminary results of economic developments yesterday, as measured by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by production and expenditure and real growth. According to provisional figures

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2013

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Wifol protests dismissal of laundry workers over harmful chemical

St. Maarten -  The Windward Islands Federation for Labor (Wifol) plans to challenge a dismissal request for 4 Laundromat employees that have been submitted to the Labor Department.  In speaking of the employees’ plight, union President Theophilus

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2013

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Small allocation to start social funding for development fund

GREAT BAY-The St. Maarten Development Fund has acquired a small advance payment from the government as it awaits its budgetary allocation for 2013. The money is to assist the fund in its operations and also ensure that payments are made to foundation

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 27, 2013

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Union records more concerns on employment agencies

St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Federation of Labor (Wifol) is continuing to register concerns from workers who say they are being treated unjustly by the employment agencies that they fall under. On Tuesday, union President Theophilus Thompson